NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From her early beginnings as TV's Lizzie
McGuire, Hilary Duff has added film actress, singer, and fashion entrepreneur
to her repertoire. Duff has become Hollywood's latest triple threat. She is
17 years old. Duff sat down with Teen Vogue senior writer Lauren Waterman to
discuss her career and it didn't take long for her feelings toward the tabloid
media to come up.
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With Duff's growing fame she has had to learn to tolerate the attentions
of the press, but she can't hold back, "I hate them, she says. "They follow
you! I've had nine cars on me for six hours, no joke." She continues, "It's
sick when the tabloids are criticizing people for what they wear, saying that
they're not skinny enough. Everyone feels so much pressure to look a certain
way." And regarding the obsessive chronicling of her love life, she adds,
"Joel [from Good Charlotte] and I hung out in Toronto and then all of a sudden
I read that we were making out everywhere, heavy canoodling. It's hard because
it ruins the friendship."
Though life may be sweet for Duff by any teenager's estimation, it's
definitely not simple. The tabloid trauma, she says, is "the worst part of
the job." It makes enjoyable pastimes like shopping a chore. But she admits
she can cherry pick from the latest collections by Marc Jacobs or Chanel when
she does need a new dress. "I get so much that other girls don't," she
Despite the impositions of the tabloids and the constant stalking by the
press, Duff swears she would never quit. "Working is what makes me really
happy," she says. It's like when she was a little girl, new to L.A., going on
three or four auditions a day, "I always loved the challenge of seeing how far
you can get."
She's certainly not done yet. Duff is busy with two new film projects and
plans to start touring in April to support her self-titled second album. One
project ahead is a co-starring role with sister Halie titled Material Girls.
"Halie is really funny," she says "Her comedic timing is crazy." The two will
star as siblings who have a lot of money. Like the Hiltons? "You didn't hear
that from me," Duff says with a coy smile.
The December/January issue of Teen Vogue is on sale in New York and Los
Angeles on November 5th and nationwide on November 9th.
SOURCE Teen Vogue